Published Research Results: Personal Computers
IDC Research Types
Provides complete background information on an IDC analyst. Each profile provides a biography, a notable quotation, a frequently asked question relevant to the particular analyst's focus, and a list of research authored by that analyst.
Lists the analyst members of a topical team. Outlines general areas of coverage and any specialties.
Provides rapid IDC insight and analysis about a significant industry event or conference, merger or acquisition, product announcement, or other fast-breaking news affecting the IT market.
Provides a short, quick look at an updated forecast and the changed assumptions behind the update. It updates a market forecast published in the same calendar year, identifies changed and key forecast assumptions, and highlights actions for participants to consider in light of the changes.
Provides coverage and analysis of an industry event, new product or service, or a company announcement or development.
Provides brief overview coverage of what is happening in a market.
Provides a concise, hard-hitting profile of an emerging vendor. A profile will highlight new players and technologies and the potential paradigm shifts or disruptions a vendor represents.
Illustrates IDC's keen analysis of major market trends in downloadable PowerPoints. Available as a free download the day it appears, an IDC Daily Graphic provides valuable material for speeches and strategic planning.
Provides published slides, audio, and other materials from IDC and Insights Web conferences, briefings, forums, or other events.
Delivers dependable, relevant, and high-impact data and insight to help organizations make sound business and technology decisions. eBusiness executives, IT professionals, IT suppliers, and services suppliers benefit from the strategic insight and networking opportunities IDC conferences offer. Generally, all presentation slides are available online, and for most conferences, streaming audio of key discussions is available as well.
Focuses on significant trends and paradigm shifts. Each Web conference will provide attendees with leading-edge market information that will enable them to make smart business decisions. For those unable to attend in person or those wishing to review the content presented, these synchronized multimedia presentations are available online.
Serves as a framework for IT/tech professionals' IT strategy and planning for the next one to three years. It lists IDC's top 10 worldwide technology trends for the coming one to three years in a given research area and includes related drivers, projected IT/business strategy impact, and guidance.
Helps IT/tech professionals develop a short list of suitable suppliers when selecting a vendor. Provides an unbiased assessment of tech suppliers in terms of offerings, strategy, capabilities, and other important factors in a given technology area.
Describes five stages of "maturity" or capability for a particular technology area, helps IT/tech professionals understand where their organizations fit within those stages, and provides guidance on key components for planning successful improvements to a tech initiative.
IDC MaturityScape Benchmark
Helps IT/tech professionals to benchmark their maturity against peers, develop a business case for a tech initiative, and build consensus about where critical IT investments should be made. Presents quantitative research results that show the market distribution for a given tech initiative across the five stages of maturity presented in the related IDC MaturityScape. Shows the results and components of particularly successful initiatives.
Gives IT/tech professionals insight into best practices (and practices to avoid) by providing specific use case examples implemented by peers. Identifies practices that have the most impact on the success of a tech or business initiative, and provides actionable guidance for each practice.
Helps IT/tech professionals to justify and plan a business and/or technology investment or opportunity by exploring why, what, who, and how (these are also the main section headings). Presents key players, critical success factors, risks, and actions to consider for a designated technology and/or business management area.
Helps IT/tech professionals with developing IT strategic plans and evaluating emerging technologies in terms of their risk to the business. Shows the adoption curve and risk levels over time for a specific emerging technology. Sorts technologies into three "adoption model" categories (transformational, incremental, opportunistic) to help tech leaders determine the potential impact for their organization.
Provides timely context and insight around important market trends and events in a short opinion piece. IDC Links provide IDC's point of view on:
- Financial announcements
- Product announcements
- Mergers and acquisitions or divestitures
- Response to news
Correlates the use of specific practices and superior performance as indicated by an analysis of the benchmarking database. Highlights any significant differences between industries. Conclusions provide a set of process priorities for improving a business case and advice on how to overcome change management issues.
Helps buyers to assess their business strategies and/or associated business processes, especially as they relate to the use of technology.
Methods and Practices
Provides a step-by-step description of a method or methods that can be applied. As appropriate, the report may compare the benefits and drawbacks of several methods.
Presents an article written by an Insights analyst on a topic of special interest to a target audience. This information has generally already appeared in an industry publication and is repackaged for display on the Insights Web site.
Helps buyers select the right IT supplier. The report helps buyers understand the various providers of a technology by providing analysis on market landscape, vendor profiles, vendor market share, and vendor assessments.
Presents an interactive spreadsheet tool for analyzing trends and activities in a specific market segment. These tables are available only through an annual subscription service.
Top 10 Predictions
Provides bold, well-conceived market predictions grounded in solid methodologies, primary research, and analyst experience. Lays out a clear road map to understanding major market opportunities and trends.
Provides the latest, select CIS forecast data, primary research survey findings, and critical IDC analyst opinion in a succinct, easy-to-digest PowerPoint format.
Presents a hypothesis about what is happening in the market backed by the results of a demand-side or supply-side survey. The focus is on interpreting and analyzing the survey results and providing a strong point of view along with actionable advice.
IDC Survey Spotlight
Answers a timely question and provides a strong opinion backed by IDC survey data. This is a quick nugget of information that is presented in two concise PowerPoint slides.
Provides an easy-to-use format to post on the Web presentations that were previously delivered at public forums (such as conferences and events) or for internal client meetings and client presentations. It may not come as part of a consulting/custom engagement.
Market Analysis Perspective
Delivers a concise current state view of a market and insight into the impact of future trends. Business executives, product managers, and MI/AR professionals can use this information when looking to understand buyers' perspectives and market impacts.
Announces significant corporate news, such as key hirings or promotions, performance milestones, event highlights, or speaking engagements.
Describes a research product. Usually details the major areas of coverage and deliverables, and outlines key questions and competitive market conditions that the research will address. Includes links to all published research for a research product.
Provides a detailed accounting and review of a vendor's programs, processes, products, service, satisfaction, and/or strategy in a target market. This knowledge helps clients reduce their risk of losing market share or enhance their position over the competition.
Customer Needs and Strategies
Focuses on the important decisions that business and IT professionals make every day.
Industry Developments and Models
Provides a detailed assessment of a specific target market's expansion pattern. This analysis helps clients develop and deploy the right mix of value-add products, programs, or services to support their sales and/or partnering efforts.
Provides an in-depth examination of the dynamics and future of a single market or a group of related markets. The Market Analysis is where we will typically present our forecasts and assumptions, using a key forecast assumptions table.
Provides the future of a single market or a group of related markets. It presents a new or updated market forecast, including key drivers and assumptions used in the forecast.
Provides data on market size, regional allocations, and platform splits as well as a summary of vendor shares for the most recently completed period (year, quarter).
Provides a onetime study produced by a research group that is not published as a deliverable under a subscription service.
Provides a study and interpretation of the results of a demand- or supply-side survey.
Highlights and emphasizes how IDC tracks the market while also making it easier for customers to find and identify IDC Taxonomy documents.
Provides an analysis of the intricacies of an emerging or established technology or the technologies contained within a specific product.
Vendor Needs and Strategies
Provides an in-depth analysis of a company, a small group of companies, a division of a company focused on a particular market, or a best practice that the company exemplifies.
On April 30, Apple announced fiscal year 2Q19 revenue of $58 billion, a decline of 5% from 2Q18. Apple's net income declined 16.36% from $13.82 billion in 2Q18 to $11.56 billion in 2Q19. The segment highlights for the quarter, as compared ...
Worldwide Traditional PC Market Shares, 4Q18: A Sluggish Fourth Quarter for the PC Market as Supply Constraints Hurt Holiday Sales
This IDC study presents vendor share data for the worldwide traditional PC market for 4Q18.
"The supply-demand mismatch created by Intel CPU shortage combined with dull consumer sentiment during the holiday season led the fourth quarter ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight examines U.S. consumer interest levels in foldable smartphones versus dual-screen notebooks. As both categories come to fruition, which device will appeal to consumers more? Who will be the early adopters, and what ...
Lenovo announced results from its fiscal 3Q19 ending December 31, with revenue reaching $14 billion, up 8.5% from the year-ago quarter and the company's highest quarterly revenue in four years. Pretax income was up 133% from the prior year ...
Apple CY 4Q18 Earnings: Decline in iPhone Volumes Drives Lower Revenues, But Other Segments Exceed Expectations
On January 29, Apple announced calendar year 4Q18 revenue of $84.3 billion, a decline of 5% from 4Q17. At $19.9 billion, profit was flat when compared with $20 billion from 4Q17. We call out segment highlights for the quarter as compared ...
From gaming PCs with incredibly powerful NVIDIA mobile RTX graphics to the refined design of ultraslim and near-bezel-less notebooks and to new tablets embracing family-friendly consumption and Chrome OS, CES 2019 represented a very strong ...
Huawei Broadens U.S. Product Portfolio with Addition of MateBook 13 Notebook and MediaPad M5 Lite Tablet
At CES 2019, Huawei announced two new products for the U.S. consumer market: the MateBook 13, a midrange ultraslim notebook, and the MediaPad M5 lite tablet, an affordable family-friendly tablet. With the launch of these devices, Huawei ...
This IDC study provides a top-line analysis of our most recent traditional PC forecast as well as select regional-, segment-, and product-level highlights.
"Year to date, the PC market has seen many notable trends including increased ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight examines U.S. consumer interest levels in the potentially imminent dual-screen notebook category. These products eschew a traditional keyboard for a second, touch-enabled display and could come with a separate keyboard ...
Worldwide Traditional PC Market Shares, 3Q18: Healthy Commercial PC Activity Helps Stabilize Overall PC Market Performance for Yet Another Quarter
This IDC study presents vendor share data for the worldwide traditional PC market for 3Q18.
"Innovative solutions and new demand creation have been important driving forces that have turned in a stronger PC market for the year till ...
On November 29, 2018, HP Inc. announced FY 4Q18 and FY18 results. Quarterly revenue grew 10% to $15.4 billion, and full fiscal year revenue grew 12% to $58.5 billion. HP Inc. closed a spectacular year with a strong finish, continuing its ...
Lenovo FY 2Q19: Robust Performance from PC and Smart Devices Group Drives Strong Quarter as Mobile and Datacenter Continue to Improve
Lenovo announced results from its fiscal 2Q19 ending September 30, with revenue topping $13.4 billion, up 14% from same quarter last year. Pretax income was $213 million, an increase of 503% year over year. The company's Intelligent Devices ...
On November 1, 2018, Apple announced calendar 3Q18 revenue of $62.9 billion (+20% on the year) and total fiscal year revenue of $265.6B (+16%). Segment highlights for the quarter include:
- iPhone shipments totaled 46.9 million, ...
Apple Launches New Macs and New iPad Pros, with One Product Line Focused on the Present and the Other on the Future
On October 30, at an event in Brooklyn, Apple announced two new iPad Pro models, an 11in. and a 12.9in; an updated version of its venerable MacBook Air; and an update to its Mac Mini desktop. Apple executives began the event with the Mac ...
This IDC study discusses the worldwide connected devices 2019 predictions.
"IT faces a significant challenge as employees ask for new devices they believe will help drive increased productivity such as smart assistants, augmented and ...
This IDC Market Perspective provides a recap of the Microsoft Ignite and Microsoft Envision events held the week of September 24, 2018.
"Like its hyperscale cloud service providers competitors, Microsoft is racing forward simultaneously ...
On Tuesday, October 2, Microsoft held an event in New York City to announce its updated line of Surface products, including the Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2, and a somewhat surprising addition: the Surface Headphones. ...
On Monday, October 1, HP Inc. announced its latest premium flagship device — the HP Spectre Folio — a leather-clad convertible the company daringly claims to be "reinventing the PC." Starting at $1,299, the Spectre Folio is an impressive ...
This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights the transformative device as a service (DaaS) market. In 2018, IDC surveyed 2,845 companies worldwide about their intensions regarding DaaS implementation. IDC surveyed adopters (currently using device ...
This IDC study provides a top-line analysis of our most recent traditional PC forecast as well as select regional-, segment-, and product-level highlights.
"We head into the future with a cautiously optimistic view about the traditional ...
Worldwide Traditional PC Market Shares, 2Q18: PC Market Enters a Significant Growth Quarter as Commercial PC Demand Ramps Up
This IDC study presents vendor share data for the worldwide traditional PC market for 2Q18.
"Improved macroeconomic and political conditions, increased business confidence, and growing consumer interest in premium computing devices ...
IDC's ongoing research underscores the growing importance of having an as-a-service and consumption-based IT procurement model. Demand for these models continues to grow because customers like the simplicity, flexibility, and agility that ...